Generic vs. Brand Name Baby Formula

It’s no surprise that every new parent on the planet wants the very best for their little bundle of joy, especially when it comes to their nutrition. But what does that mean for mommy and daddy’s wallets??

As a working mom, I had to begin supplementing with formula, even though I did my best to breastfeed when I was home and pumped at work. (For a full insight into my personal story (and struggle) with the first few months of breastfeeding, check out my post Pregnancy Schmegnancy)

At first, supplementing with formula didn’t seem to have an effect on us financially because we had a plethora of free samples and donations from family and friends.

But now those freebies have dwindled down to nada, and we have quickly realized that adding this new expense to the family budget has made quite a difference in our finances. So, unfortunately no more glasses of wine at dinner.

I had never considered looking into any other brand of formula than what we use now, until I was given the opportunity to sample a few store-brand infant formulas from Perrigo Nutritionals.  

Store Brand Formula

To all you moms out there, do you recognize this store-brand? I don’t know about you, but I know that I have purchased other products from this same brand and I have really enjoyed the savings!

So why haven’t I thought to try their formula?

My first instinct upon receiving the samples was to check the labels to compare to my current brand of formula – Enfamil.

To my surprise, the packaging even had the nutritional information compared with those well-known brands right there on the label!

Store Brand Formula

And I know what you are all thinking and probably Googling right now, as I did.

The price difference.

I was shocked! I could not believe that the price of these store-brand products was half the price of the brand name stuff. HALF THE PRICE! According to Perrigo Nutritionals research, you can save up to $600 a year by purchasing these generic brands. That is a huge savings!

And to give you an idea of how reputable Perrigo Nutritionals is, they are the largest supplier of Store Brand Infant Formula and nutrition products in the world and one of only four companies recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for meeting the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition and quality for infant formula-manufacturing in the United States.


Sorry, I just saw some money signs flying back into my checking account and all of the glasses of wine at dinner I could get with them!

So, my mind is already made up. These products are just as great as what I am feeding Rylee now and with this kind of savings, I could start her a college fund! We have had her on the Parent’s Choice store-brand formula for about a week now, and she has been doing just great.

In addition to the samples, I also received a copy of Michelle LaRowe’s “Working Moms 411” which I cannot wait to get my hands on.

Working Moms 411

Working AND worrying about how your gonna feed your little one is stressful enough, I could use all the advice I can get on how to juggle it all in the future, too!

Now it’s your turn to benefit from Perrigo Nutritionals’ wonderful offer!

To enter to receive your very own Perrigo Nutritionals Care Package, including 2 samples of store-brand infant formula, a copy  of Michelle LaRowe’s “Working Moms 411,” AND a handy purse sized 2014 calendar book (not pictured), please click on the Rafflecopter Link Below for ways to enter!


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I will announce the winner on December 19th right here on My Squeaky Sneakers!

Disclaimer: The Perrigo Nutritionals product, information and two gift packs have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals.

5 Comments on Generic vs. Brand Name Baby Formula

  1. Katie Fenters
    December 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm (4 years ago)

    I wouldn’t say it is my favorite, but right now my daughter is on Similac.

    • Jane
      December 12, 2013 at 9:33 am (4 years ago)

      That is definitely one of the most popular brands I have seen. Out of curiosity, what don’t you like about it? Have you ever thought of using the Up & Up brand? It is comparable to Similac. We have switched Rylee back and forth on several different types of formula, and she has seemed to do ok. We will usually mix the new brand with her current brand to ease her into switching and she always seemed fine.


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